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Friday afternoon I decided to take a last-minute trip up the coast. Every time I've driven it, I've  always had some place to be and up against time.

But not this trip.

Friday I spent time in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles.

Saturday I spent time in Steinbeck country (of Mice and Men is one of my favourite books) and finally drove the G16 across to Carmel before heading up for a quick stop to see of my friends who I would literally drive 8hrs for only to spend 2 hours with.

Today I got up super early and got a super big coffee so I could drive down highway 1, through Big Sur and hopefully beat the crowds.

Henry Miller is the author of some of my other favourite books so as I drove though Big Sur I thought of him and Steinbeck and how they wrote about what they knew, what they loved, and what they questioned. I've had this idea in my head for a new project and community that I know will resonate and mean something but just unsure how to begin.

So I made sure today to stop when I wanted to. Linger when I needed. Drive wherever for however long.

And, after all the times driving through Big Sur, I finally stopped at a beach. I spent two hours here practically alone and just was.

People say it but there is something magic about Big Sur and today was the first time I felt it. I felt the shift, the inspiration, the hunger. And I felt wet sand between my toes. 
I'm ready.

Amen
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Hunde Parkering

August 22, 2008
Dog Parking in Denmark

All little towns and communities in Denmark have a village grocery which is often a good little walk to get to if you live out in the country. So if you have to get some milk, you end up taking your dog along for exercise which is why you see these hunde parkering spots on the side of many of the grocers. Brilliant!

You wouldn’t think these dogs need the divider but just a second later, you can see why it’s there:

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    ellen p.No Gravatar
    August 22, 2008 at 12:55 AM

    That’s neat. It’s like taking your horse to the town mercantile store in Days of Yore and securing him to a post outside while you shop. All they need now is a water trough!

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    KatieNo Gravatar
    August 22, 2008 at 7:29 AM

    That’s a brilliant idea…and I would imagine, can get quite hilarious at times. 🙂

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    janehatesdickNo Gravatar
    August 22, 2008 at 9:08 AM

    That is so cool! I’d say I wish we had that here, but living in Arizona, the poor little dogs would be far too hot and miserable six months out of the year.

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    VerityNo Gravatar
    August 26, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    That is so cute! And what a cool idea.

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    XtianNo Gravatar
    December 23, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    I take my dog shopping but we don’t have the parking areas here in UK. Today while I paid for my vegetables he managed to loosen his lead and stole an apple from the display outside the shop. Fortunately the greengrocer laughed and said he was a good advert for her produce!Pleased with his success he stole a scrubbing brush from another shop but I made him take it back. He likes shopping but hates the library, he howls until I come out.

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